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- $8 for 2 Person Bison Tour
- $16 for 4 Person Bison Tour
- $24 for 6 Person Bison Tour
- $32 for 8 Person Bison Tour
A Chat with Cook’s Bison Ranch
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At Cook’s Bison Ranch we are very attentive to our guests with a desire to give them a memorable experience. We welcome groups of all ages and sizes.
What is the experience customers can expect?
The Cook’s Bison Ranch experience is memorable one. Guests will have the opportunity to feed the Great American Bison, taste a bison burger and shop our gift shop. Our guests will experience excellent customer service and leave as our friends.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Cook’s Bison Ranch started with a desire to live out a dream of raising an animal that is a true icon of our American history. Our desire to educate others about this animal led us to operating guided farm tours. We wanted others to experience what we love doing!
What do you love most about your job?
We love being able to meet so many people from around the world. We love the connections we make within our community and with our guests that visit. We also obviously love this animal and sharing it with others.
Cook's Bison Ranch
In 1939, Everett Cook purchased what would become the Cook family farm and was told it was the worst investment he had ever made. But in the spirit of tenacious American homesteaders, three generations of Cooks turned that bad investment into a thriving bison ranch. After years of research, Peter Cook—Everett’s grandson—became a member of the National Bison Association, and ordered the ranch's first 30 bison in 1998. The hulking, majestic curiosities began drawing in groups from area schools, cross-country motor-coach tours, and time-traveling harmonica players to the 83-acre farm in northern Indiana's Amish country.
During the ranch’s signature one-hour tour, guests board a wagon and venture out to interact with and feed the animals as guides regale them with facts about North American bison. After the tour, groups can also sit down for a meal of bison burgers or bison brats. The animals receive no growth hormones or stimulants and graze on the ranch's own hay and grain, which produces tender and healthy meat, unlike animals fed with growth hormones, which produces meat that won’t stop quoting Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Bison burgers, brats, and steaks are available for purchase online or inside the ranch's gift shop. In addition to the tours, the ranch also allows guests to hunt their own game during guided hunts, taking home bison, deer, and wild turkey.